Spider Vein Treatment Boise, ID
Silk Touch Med Spa of Boise & Eagle, Idaho offers the latest in vein treatments for Spider veins. Spider vein treatment is quick and easy and doesn’t require a lot of recovery time.* Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo offers both injection and laser vein treatments at our Boise, ID location; all procedures are performed by Dr. Brian Kerr, MD.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins can be an unsightly and often painful medical condition that affects millions of women and men. Spider veins develop when blood vessel walls weaken and create abnormal blood flow. Genetics is the main cause of spider veins; however, any condition or activity that puts pressure on the veins such as weight gain, sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time or pregnancy can contribute to their development.
At Silk Touch, we offer the following vein treatments:
- Laser/IPL Vein Treatments
ASCLERA – SCLEROTHERAPY INJECTIONS BOISE, ID
Asclera, an injection sclerotherapy medicine was approved by the FDA in March of 2010, after being available in Europe for years, and is now available to treat not only spider veins but also reticular veins (those that are 1 to 3 millimeters in diameter) at Silk Touch Med Spa.
Asclera acts by damaging the cell lining of blood vessels. This causes the blood vessel to close, and it is eventually replaced by other types of tissue.
Asclera Sclerotherapy Vein Treatment, Before
Asclera Vein Treatment, After
According to a study published in the June issue of Phlebology, Asclera is a proven and effective sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins and has demonstrated efficacy over other vein removal treatment options. The injection is generally well tolerated and has received a high patient satisfaction rating.
Are there side effects to Asclera Vein Treatment?
Common adverse reactions to Asclera include leakage and collection of blood from damaged blood vessels at the injection site (hematoma), bruising, irritation, discoloration, and pain at the injection site. Read more – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Sclerotherapy
LASER / IPL VEIN TREATMENT BOISE, ID
Why laser treatment?
In recent years medical lasers have made great advancement in sophistication. Today, lasers are safely used for a wide variety of cosmetic non-invasive treatments. Laser Therapy treatment is extremely safe and effective on leg veins, as well as veins visible on the face, neck, and chest just about anywhere! Laser treatment also corrects benign pigmented lesions such as age spots, birthmarks, and tattoos. These non-invasive treatments are increasingly popular because they involve very few side effects, and you can resume your regular activities immediately following treatment!*
Who are candidates for treatment?
Men, women, and children may be treated. Light and dark-skinned individuals can now safely and effectively benefit from Laser Therapy. Patients using blood thinners or afflicted with a serious illness generally are not candidates for treatment. Patients with dark suntans or photosensitivity disorders, diabetes, bleeding disorders, or currently taking photosensitizing medications may also be restricted from candidacy.
How many treatments are required?
The number of treatments necessary to resolve your vein concerns depends on the size of the vein and your body’s ability to heal. During your consultation, you will be given an estimate of the number of treatments required to obtain optimal results.
What does the treatment involve?
Treatment may vary from 15 to 30 minutes. As a result of treatment, the walls of the veins are damaged by the laser’s heat. The body next induces a healing process. The veins shrink and become less visible or disappear altogether. Medical studies have documented exceptional results on veins with laser treatments. Utilizing a laser allows customized treatment of virtually every small vein disorder, including deep veins and veins that do not respond to other treatment methods.
What are the side effects and is there “down time”?
The beauty of this treatment is that there is no downtime involved. You can resume regular activities immediately. Pain is generally mild. Swelling and mild bruising can occur, but most always resolve over time. Limiting sun exposure will significantly minimize the risk of complications.
Which type of veins can Laser/IPL Therapy treat?
Laser/IPL Therapy treats many types of leg veins, including shallow spider veins and reticular veins, cherry angiomas and superficial veins of the face.
Both spider veins and reticular veins respond extremely well to Laser/IPL Therapy.
*Procedure results are typical and may vary